South Dakota, officially nicknamed as the Mount Rushmore State, is the 5th least populated (865,454 as of 2016) in the country. The name of South Dakota comes from the Lakota and Dakota Sioux Native American tribes, who are a majority in the state. While Pierre is the capital city, the largest city is Sioux Falls, with a population of 153,888.
The most dangerous city in South Dakota is Rapid City. The violent crime in Rapid City has increased in the past few years. According to 2015 statistics, the city crime rate is 475.5 per 100,000 residents. The same indicator for the state is 383.1 per 100,000 people, which is the 22nd highest in the US. Capital punishment is still legal in South Dakota.
The poverty rate in Rapid City is 10.5%. Nevertheless, the city boasts with a healthy economy, where the unemployment rate of 2.9% is one of the lowest in the county.
Some of the safest cities are Madison and Belle Fourche.
Inmate records as well as mugshots in South Dakota are handled by the County Sheriff’s office and are available via direct contact. The same information can be obtained online by searching in the database managed by the South Dakota Department of Corrections. The DOC provides information about individual inmates only by phone or written request.